Google Mail: Show or Hide Snippets

Google Mail: Show or Hide Snippets

By default, Google shows you “snippets,” or previews, of your messages. If you find that you do not need the snippets or you think they make your Inbox look cluttered, you can easily turn the snippets off.

  1. Navigate to
  2. Click on the “Mail” link and log in to your account.
  3. In the Mail window, click on the "Settings" gear-shaped icon from the top right corner of the page.
  4. Choose “Settings” from the resulting menu.
  5. With the "General" tab selected, scroll to the “Snippets” section.
  6. Click the radio button next to “No snippets – show subject only.”
  7. Click [Save Changes] at the bottom of the page.

To turn the snippets back on, simply repeat the steps but click the radio button to “Show snippets.”

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